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Acadian Cultural Center

Address: 501 Fisher Road, Lafayette, LA
Phone Number: 337-232-0789
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Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Educational Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks

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  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Best FREE attraction to visit if you want to learn about the Cajun Deportation. Excellent video shown on the hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This place is great and the friendly & helpful staff are even better. The 35 min dramatic film plays every hour. Last showing is at 3:00pm, so be sure to make it there by 3. The museum/exhibit area is interesting. We learned a lot. We got good tips on where to go and what to do, as the locals go... More 

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Kent Island, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very nice museum with enthusiastic park service employees. Great photos and artifacts. A 35 minute film is available, all free of charge

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The movie shown at the NPS Acadian Cultural Center provided a detailed overview of how the French people who were first exiled to Canada by the French, then exiled from Canada by the British, and then ended up in south Louisiana. The accompanying exhibits included many interesting artifacts depicting the architecture of homes in the area, and insight into the... More 

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Weatherford, Oklahoma
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6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette is just one of several cultural centers in Louisiana sponsored by the national park service. By the time we got to Lafayette, this one was closed for the day. But we were glad to get to visit the one in Eunice, Louisiana. I write this review here to point out to Lafayette travelers that... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is one of those museums that makes learning the local history effortless. A great place for kids and adults alike. The film was exceptional. The staff and knowledgeable and friendly. The gift shop is very nice. Note: The museum is closed on Sundays.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This park is realy one of six Jean LaFitte National Historical Park and Preserve sites. There is HQ on Decatur St. in New Orleans, Barataria Preserve in Marrero, LA, Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center in Thibodeaux, LA, Prairie Acadian Cultural Center in Eunice, LA and The Acadian Cultural Center in Lafayette. HOURS OF OPERATION ARE TUES-FRI 9;00-4;30, SATURDAY 8;30- NOON. CLOSED... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We found the museum to be very interesting and well worth a visit. The movie that they show, however, is dated and rather cheesy. I hope that they will redo the movie.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Wow... perfect stop to learn about the history of the Acadian culture. We (all 5 of my family) walked out of there more educated on the life of Acadia so making connections at Vermilionville was great to see from my kids!!

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Bug Tussle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

when I visite here. I knew the basic story, but I learned more, like why my Cajun ancestor's marriage and death dates made the computer "loop" and crash. Two brothers in one family married two sisters in another family. When one brother and one sister died, the survivors married each other--tripped my computer off line. I recommend this place to... More 

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